- The latest trailer for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” just dropped.
- The trailer has some big surprises, including the return of Abomination from “The Incredible Hulk.”
- Fans also think they saw Wong fighting Abomination and a glimpse of Fin Fang Foom.
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Marvel’s latest trailer for their upcoming movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” features the shocking return of one of the MCU’s earliest villains – Abomination from 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk.”
The trailer places the titular ten rings front and centre, giving audiences a sneak peak of how the rings are used and what sort of power they possess.
Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi faces off against his dad, Tony Leung’s The Mandarin, the wielder of the fabled ten rings.
Right at the end of the trailer, however, comes the biggest surprise. Awkwafina‘s Katy says “you got this” to Shang-Chi before we see what appears to be a Master of the Mystic Arts (Benedict Wong’s Wong?) in some sort of fighting arena surrounded by a cheering crowd.
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Many fans think this is indeed Wong, but this is unconfirmed. The sorcerer’s opponent in the fighting ring, however, is none other than Abomination, whose real name is Emil Blonsky.
In “The Incredible Hulk,” Tim Roth played Blonsky, a Russian-born soldier in the UK’s Royal Marines Commandos who gets injected with serums and becomes Abomination, a monster with Hulk-like abilities.
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By the end of the movie, the Hulk defeats Abomination and leaves him for General Ross, who arrests him. Abomination has not been seen in the MCU since. However, Kevin Feige confirmed that Tim Roth is reprising his role as Blonsky in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ TV show “She-Hulk.” It looks like he will make his MCU return a little earlier than anticipated.
However, The Mandarin and Abomination are not the only villains to show up in the trailer. Many fans are wondering if classic Marvel Comics villain Fin Fang Foom made an appearance, too. Shang-Chi floats underwater and a giant dragon stares back at him.
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However, other fans have pointed out that the dragon could actually be another character called The Great Protector, as it does not resemble Fin Fang Foom’s comics look. Early released movie merchandise would support this theory, too.
A character named the Great Protector does not actually appear in the comics, but there are great mystical dragons with other names in the comics, like Shaou-Lou, the creature that gave Iron Fist his power.
Fans are theorizing that the Great Protector could still actually be Fin Fang Foom, but we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.
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Either way, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will shake up the MCU with a brand new hero while also harking back to events and characters throughout the history of the MCU. The trailer has gotten fans incredibly excited for the movie, which releases on 3 September 2021.
Watch the full trailer below: